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HELP!!!!!RATS in my back yard.

We tried several things from the store but that doesn’t do the trick, anyone has any recommendations?

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      Yana Berlin wrote Aug 13, 2012
    • I’m petrified of rats.
      This Saturday as we were sitting in the back yard (because my hubby assured me that he caught the family of rats and we no longer have them) and like an idiot I believed him. A rat got trapped and screamed bloody murder for 10 min before she died. I haven’t slept in two days, I guess I have a rat phobia.

      We tried several things but I have a dog, and cant place poison in fear that the kids will let him out by accident, besides I don’t want to kill any birds.

      We bought boxes where we hid the rat poison with a whole for the rat to crawl through, not sure how effective this will be.

      Any ideas ladies????




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Aug 13, 2012
    • they would be looking for either an area to nest in or for food. Clear any overgrown brush, fallen leaves, etc. I don’t think you have any fruit trees in your yard, Yana? We have avocados and tangerines which attract the rats during certain times of year. And, as long as it’s safe, you may want to let Stoli out in the yard periodically with supervision and see if he’s attracted to any particular area. Jack Russel dogs were bred originally as ratters I think years ago.

      I can’t think of anything else specifically that might deter them.  Throw some cheese and fruit over the fence. Send them to the neighbor’s houseestatic




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      Mzd3 wrote Aug 13, 2012
    • Haha Cynthia, send them to the neighbors happy




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      Denise Richardson wrote Aug 14, 2012
    • Call your local animal control and ask them for ideas.




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      Yana Berlin wrote Aug 14, 2012
    • Thanks Ladies, I did call the city, waiting for them to come over.

      In the mean time I haven’t slept in three days and I’m a complete mess frownfrownfrown




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      Vikki Hall wrote Aug 15, 2012
    • Ugh!  

      3 houses ago we had that problem in our backyard. The neighbor was ground feeding birds and that attracted the rats. They were nesting in our garage.. We just put rat poison all over and around food we left out.  

      Unfortunately our city would not help us other than to fine the lady feeding the birds worried




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      Yana Berlin wrote Aug 15, 2012
    • The problem with rat poison is that it kills birds too.

      We put out those closed boxes with poison, let’s see what happens, in the mean time I don’t set foot anywhere near my back yard.

      Yeap, I’m a chicken.....tongue out




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      Linda L wrote Aug 15, 2012
    • You‘re not the only one Yana. When my cat who passed away last year brought frequent “unwanted presents” on the front porch I would scream. My daughter covers it so we both can leave for work and school. Once home my poor daughter had to get rid of it.




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      Marya1961 wrote Aug 16, 2012
    • Good idea to call the city, but I could not put any trap out that would make the animal scream, that would make me cry even if it is a rat.  Exterminators usually have good ideas also, but probably the poison in a secure box is your best bet.




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